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about the cover ., . 

Shimer s new men's dormitory is being rush' 
ed to completion to be ready for the open' 
ing of the 1965 school year September 19. 




Grace Reynolds Watson '31 

A. Beth Hostetter '02 

Si Reynolds '53 




The SHIMER COLLEGE RECORD is published for the alumni, 
former students, and friends of Shimer College by Shimer 
College in April, July, October, December. Entered January 
20, 1954 at Mpunt Carroll, Illinois as second class re-entry 
under the authority of the Act of August 24, 1912, as 
amended by the Act of August 4, 1947. Please send change 
of address and hews items to Alumni Office, Shimer College, 
Mount Carroll, Illinois. 

New students arrive ^September 19, 1965 

First classes meet___________^__^__$eptember 21 

'Returning students arrive .September 26 

Reg istratten____^__ __________ September 27-28 

AH classes meet_ _. p. __:„!_„__ _ _ _ _ _Septem bet 29 

Opening Convocation _-, _______; ; October 5 

Autu m n Convocation_„__ ______ _,...:_ J ■_ _ October 3 1 

Thiiiiksgiving H _u_^_ __________ November 2$ 

Christmas Holiday December 1 9-January 2, 1 966 

Course Ex a m i n ati o n s ___i __ __ _ _„ J a nua ry 24-29 

Midyear Vacation- ________January 30-February 6 

New students a r rive __J_ll ____ ___ _ „_■_ February 4 

Registration___|_______________i,_^^_ i _Februqry 7 

All classes meet___.__.ulL.. :______„ ^February 8 

Honors. Convocation— .__■!„„„_ , .February • 22 

Spring Vacatjon_^_ — — i_ApriI 3-11 

Course Examinations i_May 23-28 

Comprehensive Ex a i m i inatio ns , _.__ -May 3 1 -J u ne 8 

Graduation Convocation ___■______. :_ June 5 

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Ruby Baxter 
Retires After 
38 Years at 

Ruby Baxter, who has served Shimer College for 
38 years in many different capacities, retired this 
summer from the position of registrar and mathe- 
matics instructor. 

Ruby Baxter came to Frances Shimer Junior Col- 
lege and Preparatory School in the fall of 1927 to 
teach mathematics. During the years since then her 
field of activities has been much wider than that 
simple statement seems to imply. Indeed the vari- 
ous names under which the school has functioned 
since then and the various changes here in personnel 
and curriculum seem to coincide with her wide range 
of activities. 

Miss Baxter came to Shimer as a graduate of Mac- 
Murray College with an A. M. in mathematics from 
the University of Illinois and five years of teaching 
experience. After three years at Shimer she became 
head of McKee Hall, a position which she held for 
many years. 

Her teaching field has been varied. Courses in 
psychology and education, and co-operative teaching 
in physical science have been added at times to her 
work in mathematics. 

A combination of firmness and sympathy, a keen 
mind and ready wit and tireless energy have made 
her an admired and successful teacher and adminis- 

For many years she was the sponsor of student 
government and of the Christian Service League. She 
has served as Registrar of the college at different 
times through the years, and continuously since 1952. 

Miss Baxter has been active in community organi- 
zations, particularly in the Carroll Chapter of D.A.R. 
of which she has served at different times as secre- 
tary, treasurer and regent. 

Dinners in her honor were held in May for faculty 
and staff members at Jul's Danish Farm at Rock Falls 
and at the Brick House in Morrison. 

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Class of '65 — Alumni Now 

Commencement ceremonies were held outdoors on 
the campus quadrangle Sunday afternoon, May 30 
for 61 candidates for the bachelor's degree, the largest 
graduating class since the school became coeduca- 
tional in 1950. 

During the ceremonies the degree of Doctor of 
Laws was conferred by Shimer President F. J. Mullin 
upon Ruby Baxter, Shimer registrar and mathematics 
instructor, and upon Commencement speaker, Mil- 
burn P. Akers of Wilmette, editor of the Chicago 

The citation honoring Miss Baxter, who is retiring 
this year after 38 years with Shimer College, read, 
"For distinguished service as teacher of mathematics 
and administrative officer; for the wit and wisdom 
always present in her ■ dealings with students and 
faculty; for her devotion to the careful discharge of 
her responsibilities as registrar; for her ability to 
adapt and contribute to the successive stages in the 
recent development of Shimer College." 

Mr. Akers was cited "For distinguished citizenship; 
for devoted service to. education in Illinois, particu- 
larly independent private higher education; for lead- 
ership in vigorously mobilizing public opinion on 
significant local, national, and international issues; 
for dedication to the cause of fair treatment for all 
under the American democratic system; for the per- 
sonal, integrity and courage displayed in his expres- 
sions of concern for improving our society." 

A trustee of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, and 
chairman of the board of trustees of McKendree Col- 
lege^ ! Lebanon, Illinois, his alma mater, Mr. Akers 
became associated with the Chicago Sun upon its 
founding in 1941. He. was made managing editor of 
the -Sun-Times in 1949, executive editor in 1950 and 

editor in 1959, a position he held until his retirement 
June 7, 1965. 

In his address, Mr. Akers challenged the graduates 
to concern themselves with the world around them 
and not to live in a narrow world of self interest. 

"Great men seek truth and assert it, irrespective 
of what others think," Mr. Akers said. "Truth will 
enable you to solve most situations," he stated. 

George M. Burditt, acting chairman of the board 
of trustees, reported that two new dormitories are 
planned for the college. When they are completed 
all students will be housed in new facilities and the 
old dorms will then be converted to classrooms and 

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts were: 
Frances Andrews, Barbara Binney, Marguerite Bou- 
dxeau, Allan Brandt, John Buchanan, Michael Caffe- 
rata, William J. Carroll, Jr., Nelson Cauthen, Jr., Susan 
Chambers, Terrence Charbonneau, Shelley Christen- 
sen, John S. Christos, Janet Davis, Joseph Di Cola, 
Robert Falk, Kathleen Filson, Paul Franz, Rose Ravn 
Fretz, John Gawlick, William J. Goldman, Lynn 
Gustavson, Michael Harris, Michael Houlihan, Craig 
Johnson (with honors in Literature), Elizabeth 
Keenan, Kenneth Knabb, Jack Lazareck, Lawrence 
Lissner, Bradley Lush, James Miller, Wanda : Milnes, 
James Mulvaney, Lawrence Osterberg, Richard Palm- 
er, Susan Clark Partridge, David Perkins, , John ; Pier- 
kins, Margaret Piers, Philip Podolner, Richard ; JPbt- 
tinger, Steven Prindle, Aili Sargent, Charles Sfeastone, 
Feme Rogers Siefert, Joseph Skold, Myrna Spilky, 
Jules Traxler, Alexander Veech.< ji; 

Candidates for the degree of '. Bachelor • of Science 
were: Elizabeth Auerbach, Anthony D'Angelo, David 
Gustin, Phyllis Hansen, Ronald Ho'eflin, Jack Hruska, 

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Richard Janicki, David Noble, Frank Parry, Nicholas 
John Pippenger, John Roth, Jr., Jeffrey Smith and 
John Van Paasschen. 

The academic procession was led by D. Eldridge 
McBride, college marshal, 1964-65 student marshals 
Mrs. James Green of Mount Carroll and Joseph Skold 
of Bangalore, South India, and 1965-66 student mar- 
shals , Susan Latham of St. Paul, Minnesota and 
Donald Fay of Midlothian. 

The Collegium Musicum, directed by Denis Cowan, 
furnished vocal and instrumental music and the bene- 
diction was given by Shimer Chaplain Milton Mc- 
Cormick Gatch. 

Student aides were Susan Chambers, Kathleen 
Filson, Lynn Gustavson, Craig Johnson, Susan 
Latham, Bradley Lush, James Miller, Frank Parry 
and John Perkins. 

President Mullin announced the following honors 
and awards: 

Senior achievement awards — Humanities, Robert 
Falk, Oak Forest; Craig Johnson, Winfield; Philip 
Podolner, Chicago. 

Comprehensive examination distinction ~ Humani- 
ties, Philip Podolner; Natural Sciences, David Noble, 
Wilmington, Dela., David Rocke, Hazel Crest; Social 
Sciences, Susan Clark Partridge, Chicago. 

Dearbom-Anne McKnight scholarship in vocal 
music — Ronald Steen, Zionsville, Ind. 

Elizabeth Percy Konrad trophy for excellence in 
English— Lawrence MacDevitt, Great Neck, L.I., N.Y. 

Academic honors to students having a grade point 
average of 3.25 or higher for each semester of the 
1964-65 school year — Bart Aronoff, New York City; 
Beth Baugh, Lafayette, Ind.; Cheryl Berger, Zions- 
ville, Ind.; Nina Block, Chicago; Marguerite Bou- 
dreau, Bath, Maine; Richard Bruch, Winnebago; 
Richard Donnelly, Louisville, Ky.; George Downs, 
Villa Park; Gary Enloe, Bremerton, Wash.; Robert 
Falk, Oak Forest; Rose Ravn Fretz, Jacksonville; 

Grant Gilbert, Van Buren, Ind.; John Greenberg, East 
Meadow, N. Y.; Craig Johnson, Winfield; George 
Kaplan, Evanston; Kenneth Knabb, Springfield, Mo.; 
Susan Latham, St. Paul, Minn.; Meredith Lund, 
Rowayton, Conn.; Bradley Lush, Zion; RicharcVOlson, 
Roselle; Judith Pendergrass, Eagle Lake, Tex.; Mikal 
Perry, Washington, D. C; Philip Podolner, Chicago; 
Ronald Rothbart, Miami, Fla.; Peter Schroth, Lake^- 
wood, N. Y.; Janet Stanley, St. Marys, W. Va.; Pa- 
tricia Wolf, Marengo. 

Assistantships for 1965-66 — English,..Bart Aronoff, 
New York City; Karlene Davis, Seattle, Wash.; Mere- 
dith Lund, Rowayton, Conn.; Ellen Rosenthal, Balti- 
more, Mp\; Patricia Wolfe, Marengo; Music, Peter 
Schroth,, Lakewood, N. Y.; German, .Susan Latham, 
St. Paul, Minn.; Art, Victor Sorell, Montreal, Quebec, 

Student Aides for 1965-66 -Lucy Abbot, Wood- 
bury, Conn.; Joan Brandon, Reynoldsberg, Ohio; John 
Comly, Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.; Karlene Davis, 
Seattle, Wash.; Charles Eppes III, Wake Forest, N: C; 
John Greenberg, East Meadow, N. Y.; David Rocke, 
Hazel Crest; Judith Ryan, Glenview; Eric Taylor, 
Weston, Mass.; Cynthia Weaver, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

Resident Counselors for 1965-66 — Emily Becker, 
Karlene Davis, Janet Hamill, Kathleen Magor, Mikal 
Perry, Elizabeth Pierce, Mary Sue Wycoff, Philip 
Bentley, Donald Dees, Charles Eppes, Donald Fay, 
Dan Franks, Michael Hunter, Neil Kimerer, Larry 
MacDevitt, Richard Olson, Kirk Wilson. 

Orientation Committee for Fall, 1965 — Sylvia 
Alden, Philip Bentley, Cheryl Berger, Tracy Clark, 
Karlene Davis, Donald Deese, Marsha Dickson, Linda 
Donoghue, Donald Fay, Grant Gilbert, Janet Hamill, 
Jacqueline Hart, Michael Hunter, Andrew Kujawski, 
Larry MacDevitt, Richard Olson, Charles Palmer, 
Mikal Perry, Art Powers, David Pushman, Carolinda 
Rubenstein, Peter Schroth, Norman See, Beverly 
Silverman, Sue Wilkinson, Kirk Wilson. 

Sy/nbol of the honorary Doctor of 
Laws degree, a Shimer College hood, 
is presented to Ruby Boxter (left 
photo) and Milburn P. Akers (right 
photo) by Shimer President, F. J. 

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Board Adds Three New Trustees 

Three new members were elected to the Shimer 
College Board of Trustees at the end of May, 1965, 
They are William S. Morrison, Jr., David Manson 
Goldsmith, and Kenneth W. Wittleder. 

Vice president of the Harris Trust and Savings 
Bank in Chicago,. Mr. Morrison, 52, is an alumnus of 
the University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of 
Banking. He is a former president of the Board of 
Education of Wilmette public schools and is a mem- 
ber of the Municipal Bond Club of Chicago, the Bond 
Club of Chicago, the Municipal Forum of New York, 
and Westmoreland Country Club. He is a former 
vestryman at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Evanston. 
Mr. Morrison and his wife have two married daugh- 
ters and a son, William S. Morrison III, Lt j.g., U.S. 
Navy. The Morrison home' is in Wilmette. 

David Manson Goldsmith, 44, of Winnetka is a 
management consultant with Arthur Young and Com- 
pany of Chicago. A native Chicagoan, he graduated 
from Morgan Park high school and attended the Uni- 
versity of Cincinnati. In 1964 he received an M.B.A. 
degree from the University of Chicago Graduate 
School of Business. Mr. Goldsmith saw active military 
service from 1942 to 1947, rising to the rank of cap- 
tain after duty in the Philippines and Japan. He has 

been in the reserves since 1948 in various capacities 
and presently has the rank of Lt. Colonel. He is a 
member of the University Club of Chicago, the In- 
stitute of Management Science, Budget Executives 
Institute, Reserve Officers Association, the Institute 
of Navigation, and Masonic bodies. He is a vestryman 
and finance committee member of St. Elisabeth's 
Episcopal Church, Glencoe, a lay reader of the Dio- 
cese of Chicago, treasurer and director of Randall 
House, Chicago, and a member-at-large of the 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew. He and his wife have 
two daughters. 

Kenneth W. Wittleder of Glencoe, at 37, one of 
the youngest members to be elected to the Board, 
works in advertising and public relations with Stern, 
Walters and Simmons, Inc. of Chicago. He received 
a B.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1950 
and currently serves as a board member of both the 
Illinois Humane Society and the Glencoe Public 
Library. He is past board member of St. Elisabeth 
Nursery School of St. Elisabeth Episcopal Church in 
Glencoe, and a member of the Country Tennis Club 
and the Skokie Badminton Club. Mr. Wittleder and 
his wife, who received her B.S. degree from North- 
western in 1951, have four children, Mark, 10, An- 
drew, 8, Elizabeth, 6, and Matthew, 4. 


Tribute to Shimer's A. Beth Hostetter 

Portrait of Distinguished Educator Unveiled in May 

A portrait of A. Beth Hostetter of Mount Carroll, painted by Shimer's art director, Blendon A. Kneale, 
was unveiled by President F. J. Mullin at a brief ceremony in Hostetter Lounge Saturday evening, May 29, 
following the annual picnic supper on the campus. 

Mrs. Ronald Noble of Mount Carroll, addressing the group of trustees, women's board members, alumni 
and students present for the occasion, said, "As president of the Carroll County Alumni Association, I am 
pleased to represent the alumni in this simple ceremony which brings yet another honor to one of our 

"For all of us here, Beth Hostetter, whom we are honoring, is the embodiment not only of Shimer Col- 
lege, but also of what each of us cherishes as his or her affiliation with Shimer. 

"She is an alumna. She has been a faculty member. She has twice served the college as acting president. 
She is now an honorary trustee. 

"As alumni, we are proud to be included in this meeting in Hostetter Lounge in Hostetter Hall to make 
sure that A. Beth Hostetter knows how very much we love her, how very much we appreciate all she has 
done and IS doing for Shimer and how very much we count on her to continue that service into the future." 


The Record plans to include from time to time 
compositions of present and former Shimer students 
and herewith presents a short story written in 1964 
for his Humanities II class by Jerome S. Kalur of 
Roselle, Illinois, a third year student. 

Thoughts of G. I. Casualty 195 

by Jerome S. Kalur 

The sun was just beginning to rise when we left 
the small airbase. After perhaps ten minutes, the rice 
paddies gave way to the dense undergrowth of the 
river valley. It was not an unusual mission, aerial 
photography of supposed enemy supply depots. Noth- 
ing to worry about, everything was strictly routine. 
I'd been on dozens of missions like this, there was 
nothing new in it. In just a couple of hours it would 
be all over. 

It. must have happened just when I was thinking 
of the weekend pass I would spend in Saigon. I was 
thinking about the wide concrete streets, where white 
concrete shimmered in the hot sun of the Orient. 
A deafening explosion from forward jerked me back 
to reality. The copter gave a strong lurch forward 
and then headed toward the ground. There was not 
a fight for altitude or even a chance to jump. We 
simply hit the ground too fast for anything to be done. 

I had been unconscious for several hours judging 
from the position of the sun in the cloudless sky. A 
huge section of blue sky could be seen from the re- 
clining position I was in. Apparently the force of the 
crash had opened a large fissure in the top of the 

I tried to move at first, and then gave up, admitting 
the hopelessness of the struggle. My leg was pinned 
under a large metal beam that at regular intervals 
was stamped USS Steel. At first I could feel my toes, 
then gradually my leg grew numb and finally I lost 
all feeling below my waist. The piece of metal pin- 
ning me to the floor had my knee bent so that I was 
unable to see my foot. I could not see forward, but 
no one answered my cries so I had to assume they 
were dead. The little Vietnamese radio man was 
the only one I could see. A piece of metal had pierced 
his neck, and his face was turned toward me wearing 
an expression of disbelief. Maybe death had been a 
surprise to him; none of us are ready to die. The flies 

were all around his body, large creatures with swollen 
bellies incorporated into bodies that seemed far too 
big for their small wings. 

The enemy would soon find me. They must have 
seen the copter fall; only the dense junglelike growth 
could be hiding the wreckage. Sooner or later I knew 
they would be here. 

The sun's rays were slanting through the large 
split in the copter's superstructure. A distinct point 
of light that was correlated with my breathing could 
be seen on the wall. It was the reflection of the sun- 
light on my metal dog tags. Several minutes went by 
as I watched the spot of light move rhythmically on 
the hull. I watched at first playfully, as a child 
watches the sunlight reflected from the waves on a 
small lake. Then I breathed deeply, letting my chest 
expand to the full, while the light moved slightly 
higher on the wall. 

Maybe I was eight or nine, anyway it had been 
summer. Not the kind of summer where you work 
or go to camp, but that summer spent with your 
heaviest burden being finding something to pass the 
time. Roy had found a bedraggled scouting book, 
and we were attracted to. the section on mirror signal- 
ing. We practiced and finally got pretty good at it. 
As a matter of fact, we enjoyed the prestige of a 
private cult amongst the other kids of the neighbor- 
hood. He was probably a little better at mechanical 
things than I. Of course, I would never have admitted 
that to him. Roy had to wear glasses; that's why he 
never was as good at sports as I. Except for things 
like the mirror experiments, the summer was spent 
playing baseball. We played every day, except when 
it rained, then we would drive my mother crazy by 
being underfoot all day long. Those were the eternal 
dog-days of summer that could never end. Now those 
eternal days had drawn me to this place, to watch the 
reflection of metal dog tags on the wall. I watched 

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the reflection for a little longer, and then pulled the 
tags over my head. The metal had rusted a little, 

but the letters were still plain: 

George Clifford, 

I certainly had not been cut out for the army; as 

a matter of fact, my dad had never gotten out of the 

states during the war. He was a tall man, but then 

most boys see their fathers as tall. I never lost the 

idea of looking up to him. He had such great plans 

for me, and I think I have always wanted to make 

him proud of me. I wished I could talk to him again, 

maybe I could explain what has happened. If I could 

only understand it all myself, then I could tell him. 

What was I doing here? If it had been for a girl 

maybe it would have been a little more glorious, 

foreign legion, blood and sand, the works. No, it 

couldn't be a girl. I had known a lot of girls, perhaps 

too many. Getting dates had always come easy, and 

with the dates had come a certain prestige and social 

ability. That one big affair had come and gone. I 

was a sophomore in college when it happened. She 

just knocked me over. The wall I prided myself on 

came down. To her I revealed everything: my wants, 

my desires, and my love for her. Every defense that 

I had built to keep myself aloof fell before her, and 

when it was suddenly over I felt dried out inside. 

Something had left me and it made me feel parched 

and empty. The days went by, people asked at first, 

then gradually her name dropped away. She sent 

me a few letters and I answered. The last one said 

she was going to get married. I never found out if 

she did or not. When I still think of her my mind 

allows me glimpses of a girl with blond hair, wearing 

a pretty smile. A smile because of a "mum" that I had 

unexpectedly given her before a big football game. 

Five years have passed since then. A few months 
at OTS, special training, and then desperate for a 
change, I had become a navigation adviser in the 
Vietnam military assistance program. There were no 
high and noble purposes in coming here. I did not 
give a damn what happened to South Vietnam. As 
for being killed or wounded, these were purely ob- 
jective things that happened to the other guys. I did 
not want to think ahead to future possibilities. 

That's how it had been in college. Other guys had 
troubles, but not me. That's why it was so bad when 
it happened. After two years of successful work I 
was quite suddenly in trouble. When it was all over 
I had failed. From as far back as I can remember, 
my father had insisted on my success, and I had 
grown up believing that I could succeed according 
to the plan of life that I had worked out. When I 
failed there was a void left which I could not fill. 
I just drifted around until I finally joined the army. 
The army was just another kind of drifting, this time 
from one country to another. Each move was with- 

out plan or direction until now I had arrived at 

The sun had set behind the green moisture laden 
trees. There was still light enough to give the dense 
growth a slight illumination. The little breeze slowly 
died away, and with its death came the stench of 
human death from the forward compartments. Decay 
begins quickly in the jungle, and in the wake of the 
decay came more and more of those black flies drawn 
irresistibly by the very smell that so repelled me. I 
kept trying to brush them away, finally I gave up, 
being too exhausted to continue. I must have blacked- 
out for a while because it was totally dark when my 
eyes parted the red veil in front of my eyes. The 
darkness was so sudden that my eyes had trouble ad- 
justing and I blinked just like someone seeing the 
sunlight on new fallen snow. 

She and I had spent a Christmas vacation at a 
lodge in Vermont. I could almost see that smile again 
and feel her lips, cool and light against mine. Skiing 
was very poor, but that didn't detract since I was a 
poor skier anyway. She was there with me and I 
could tell her everything. That had been enough for 
me. Perhaps if I had gone after her when the break 
occurred things would have worked out. Why think 
of that now? It's all over, all over now. 

My throat hurt, but I couldn't reach the water. 
Maybe I should pray at a time like this. The priest 
had been a very short man with a pair of glasses that 
were always ready to fall off his nose. When he 
would bend over to talk to me in the school yard, I 
could never concentrate on what he was telling me 
because I was too interested in the progress of the 
glasses. Perhaps he would see my name in the paper, 
listed as missing. Maybe even say a prayer for me. 

It couldn't be long until mornings they would be 
here soon. I still had time left; maybe I could still 
figure out where things had gone wrong. There must 
have been one point, one particular thing that upset 
the plans I had made. If I could just find that one 
thing, I knew everything would be in place again. 
I felt like a child who had a five part puzzle and only 
four pieces. No matter how I put it together there 
was always one missing. 

Outside of the copter it had started to rain. Slowly 
at first, and then with a hard clatter as the drops hit 
the metal hull. The water was cooling my face as it 
fell through the rent in the superstructure. It was 
cool and refreshing, just like walking into the cold 
night air from a hot room. 

After a basketball game I always used to leave the 
dressing room and walk home alone. The cold winter 
air would almost hurt my lungs. I used to think best 
on those walks. Plans and decisions could be made 
because the air itself seemed to make my mind sharp 
and clear. 
The rain stopped, not at once, but in gradually 


diminishing showers, until all that was audible was 
the sound of water dripping from the vegetation. The 
pain was starting in my leg again. This was not the 
same as before; now the pain came in quick flashes 
that colored everything in front of my eyes red. Many 
thoughts that I could not grasp were racing around 
in my head.' If I had another chance I might be able 
to go back home and find what I needed. Yet, I could 
not be certain of what it was that I wanted to look 
for at home. 

After a while, the leaves stopped dripping and 
almost total quiet descended. Every few minutes I 
would say a few words out loud to make sure that 
I stayed awake. The pain was much worse now and 
I constantly slipped into unconsciousness only to be 
brought back by the next wave of pain, A sudden 
cool gust of wind seemed to awaken me completely. 
The wind was almost like the scented breeze of early 
autumn back home. I was awake again, things all 
seemed very easy to see. The metal, the trees, the 
dead navigator, they were all very real and clear. 

I heard the voices, at first faintly and then un- 
mistakably. That strange language that always sound- 
ed like a child's first attempts at speech. I knew there 
was a little time left, time enough to think those 
thoughts of a dream lost, a life gone wrong, a love 
forgotten, and a world left behind. 

Statement of Major Problems and Aims 

The use of the flashback, has always intrigued me as being one 
of literature's best instruments. The flashbac\ also presented me 
with my most difficult problem in writing this short story. Having 
a general idea of the plot, 1 had two flashbac\ methods to choose 
from. First, I could nave set the original scene of the helicopter 
crash. Then I could have flashed bac\ to the main character's 
childhood. The rest of the story could have been an inspection 
of the events that had combined to mold the main character's 
life. My second choice (and the one ultimately used) was to 
alternate between the present and brief flashbacks to previous 
events. I decided on the latter choice because the force of the 
situation in the present has such a strong effect in my story. 

1 could not. let the reader pic\ out what he thought pertinent 
in the entire life history of the main character. By bringing in 
those points I felt necessary, I was able to have the reader under' 
stand the most prominent effects that past events had played on 
the main character. However, I was faced by another problem 
by taking the second choice. By pic\ing just those events that 
led the main character to his present position I had to be 
extremely aware of the fact that I could overHnform the reader. 

The reading of a short story should be a partnership between 
the reader and the writer. In other words, the writer should 
present his events and ideas and still leave room for individual 
interpretation. I therefore presented some events in an indU 
vidual's life by means of the flashback. As to the answer of 
why these events drew the main character to the end he reached, 
(though 1 present several lines of thought) I leave that to the 
reader to decide. 

The story is neither a great adventure nor one involving 
character development amongst many individuals. Instead we 
concentrate on the thoughts of one character. I have attempted 
to explain a man's movements through life as they are affected 
by the past. However, not only the effect of the past but the 
strength of goals and dreams on a man's personal future. 

A successful life may be just the right amount of dreams. T^ot 
too few so that their loss means mental bankruptcy, and not too 
many so that in a lifetime we accomplish few, if any. The effect 
of having one all'important dream and only one way to reach 
it may be considered the theme J have attempted to produce. 
When that dream is broken the individual has nothing left to 
fall bac\ on. My story is one possible result of too much rely 
ance on one dream. 


Theatre at Shimer: 

Director of Dramatics 

t is an understatement of almost monumental 
proportions to say that the past few years have seen 
considerable changes take place at Shimer College. 
In a span of less than twenty years Shimer has trans- 
formed itself from a women's academy into one of 
the most noted coeducational liberal arts institutions 
in the nation. Although change has clearly been the 
order of the day at Shimer, there is one part of the 
Shimer program which is as familiar to the students 
today as to those of many years ago. Green Curtain, 
the college dramatic activity, has remained intact 
through all the transitions and is today more viable 
and active than ever. 

There is really nothing so unusual about Green 
Curtain's ability to survive all the changes that have 
taken place. The changes did not lessen the need for 
a drama group on campus, in fact they may have 
very well reinforced it. 

Beginning next year Green Curtain assumes an 
even more important role at Shimer College as it 
moves from the status of a student activity sponsored 
by Student Government to that of a college activity 
under the aegis of the college administration. This 
recognition on the part of the college of the integral 
importance of Green Curtain to the over-all program 
and curriculum is a momentous step forward in the 
future of dramatic activity at Shimer College. 

Authorities have debated the purpose and content 
of liberal education since the days of the trivium and 
quadrivium. Today there are probably as many dif- 
ferent approaches to liberal education as there are 
liberal arts institutions. 

President Mullin has said, "The particular aim of 
Shimer College is to develop in students the ability 
to react to ideas, people,, and situations with relevant 
analytical questions which lead to effective judg- 
ments. 1 While this writer knows of no liberal arts 
college without a dramatic program, it would seem 
that one is of particular significance in the light of 
President Mullm's statement. 

Drama is more than "just a play", and meaningful 
dramatic activity is more than "just putting on a 
play". Man through the ages has used his powers of 
dramatization to reveal himself and his relationship 
to his social and natural environment. The historian 
who overlooks the dramatic activity of the period he 
is studying has missed an invaluable primary source 
in his investigation. The artist who. ignores that work 
that has been done in the theatre in his area has 


A Perspection 

handicapped his preparation for his own artistic 

It has often been observed that a play is essentially 

a mirror which the playwright has held up and in so 
doing has captured a reflection of the life of his time. 
What a marvelous opportunity he has given us for 
better understanding the people of his day! All we 
need do is bring his play to life again on the stage. 

The writer is certainly not suggesting that dramatic 
production is solely justified by its intrinsic value to 
the social scientist although this would be a valid 
point in any rationale for play production on the col- 
lege campus. 

Theatre is, of course, primarily a fine art. It is, in 
fact, the synthesis of all the fine arts. The playwright, 
the musician, the artist, the performer and many 
others must contribute their individual and unique 
talents. AH of these must be molded together to suc- 
cessfully produce a play. Theatre demands group 
enterprise. There is really no such thing as a "one 
man show". 

The playwright is unique among writers in that 
he does not write primarily to be read. He writes to 
be experienced, and his plays demand other people 
of other talents in order to be really fulfilled. If there 
were no other factors than this, it would be enough 
to make theatrical production an important part of 
a liberal arts program. 

Green Curtains program at Shimer College is not 
designed to prepare the student for a career in the 
professional theatre although such a result could con- 
ceivably come to pass in individual cases. 

Green Curtains program is designed to provide the 
Shimer Community with the enrichment of quality 
theatrical productions and an opportunity to experi- 
ence "live" the thoughts and ideas of many artists 
from many times. It is also designed to provide mem- 
bers of the Shimer Community with the opportunity 
for active participation in creative theatrical activity. 
(It is this experience of being a participating member 
of a group creative effort that proves invaluable for 
so many.) 

Implementing a program such as this on a strictly 
co-curricular basis involves a number of activities. 
During the past year, an Acting-Directing Workshop 
and a Playwright's Seminar were instituted as sup- 
plementary to a schedule of six major productions. 
A Readers' Theatre Group will be added to this list 
of activities during the 1965-66 academic year. 

Green Curtain's productions during the 1964-65 
season included Thurber's The Male Animal, Shake- 
speare's Twelfth Night, Kopit's Oh Dad, Poor Dad, 
Mamma's Hung You In The Closet And I'm Feelin' 
So Sad, Beckett's Waiting For Godot, Shaw's Don 
Juan, and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. 

The 1965-66 season schedule calls for five major 
productions including The Lunatic View, satire by a 
new British playwright, Dark Of The Moon, a folk 
drama based on the legend of Barbara Allen, The 
Lesson, a play of the absurd by Eugene Ionesco, 
Tartuffe, a comedy from the literature of the 
Comedie-Francaise by Moliere, and The Fantasticks, 
a modern, "Off-Broadway" musical. The season has 
been shortened to five productions in the hope that 
the Acting-Directing Workshop and the Playwright's 
Seminar will be able to produce an original student 
play during the year. 

The Readers' Theatre Group will make its debut 
during the 1965-66 academic year with the presen- 
tation of a concert the latter part of March. 

As can be noted, Green Curtain is more active than 
ever on the Shimer campus, and the future role of the 
organization in the program and activities of the 
college is an expanding and growing one. There is 
even a playhouse in Green Curtain's future. The col- 
lege administration is currently in the process of 
making plans for the possible conversion of the Pine 
Knob Farm barn into a permanent theatre plant for 
the use. of Green Curtain. Should this prove feasible 
(and the funds available) Green Curtain at Shimer 
College will have matured into a regularly produc- 
ing theatre organization with its own physical plant, 
and will have become a very permanent fixture of 
the Shimer College scene. 

1 1965-66 Shimer College Catalog, page 3. 

About the Author. . . 

Arthur R. Williams who joined the Shimer faculty in 
September, 1964, is Director of Dramatics and a member 
of the Social Sciences staff (Psychology). He holds a BA in 
Speech and an MA in Theatre Arts from the University of 
Illinois. He is currently completing his Ed. D. at Teachers 
College, Columbia University. 

Mr. Williams taught at Illinois Wesleyan University, City 
College of New York, and was a Teaching Associate at Teach- 
ers College, Columbia University (in psychology) prior to 
coming to Shimer. 

Mr. Williams was active for eight years in the professional 
entertainment business in New York as a director-producer 
and as a free-lance writer for theatre and television. He is a 
member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers 
of New York and has served as Executive Secretary and as a 
member of the Executive Board of that organization. He is 
also a member of Actors Equity Association, American Guild 
of Variety Artists, American National Theatre and Academy, 
and is a co-signator with the Dramatists Guild in New York. 

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Alumni Fund Goes Over Top 

"This is certainly the most gratifying response from alumni that I can recall," said President F. Joseph 
Mtillin in commenting on the successful 1964-.65 Alumni Fund drive just completed. "We owe a debt of grati- 
tude to all those who helped." 

The drive, which raised alumni response from the 6.9 percent of last year to a whacking 15.7 percent this 
year, owes much of its success to the personal involvement of so many volunteer workers, according to Mary 
Jane Berkstresser Weissmiller, '50, chairman of the campaign. 

She reported that 70 local chairmen in major cities across the country, plus scores of "Committees of One" 
who contributed, were the key to this years amazing leap forward. 

Altogether more than 440 of the College's 2,800 alumni contributed in the inarch toward reaching the 
national alumni average for all colleges and universities in the country of 21 percent. Last year only 194 alumni 


The total dollars raised - although this year that was called a "secondary objective" - jumped from the 
$2,614 contributed in last year's effort to $7,869.85 received up to June 30 (the end of the College's 1964-65 

fiscal year). 

The funds, most of them designated as unrestricted and usable by the College for whatever its most press- 
ing needs, will principally go to improving faculty salaries and improving Campbell library facilities, accord- 
ing to Stafford G. Davis, vice president and director of development 

Several memorial funds were established in the course of the campaign and the uses to which this money 
will be put is at the discretion of the donor. Such a memorial fund was that established by Mary Nourse, '99, 
for Florence Turney McKee. Miss Nourse asked that the funds go to the library and the College is now 
contemplating setting up a special section or shelf in the library devoted to books purchased in Mrs. McKee's 
name. Other contributions to the fund are welcome, Davis said. 

1964-65 Honor Roll of Contributors to Shimer College Alumni Fund 
















Cora Coleman Mackay* 

Harriet Halderman Webb* 

Mabel G. Booth. Brewer* 

Vera Stevens Carlock* 

Edna Dunshee Mann 

Rose Glass 

Mary A. Nourse 

Mary Dell Halderman* 

A. Beth Hostetter 

Clara Louise Ackerman 

Laura Willmore Hastings 

Ada Ahlswede Pieper 

Avis Hall Wade 

Roberta Wright Williamson 

H. Harper McKee 

Lela Moore Harp 

Ellen Taussig Robitshek 

Josephine Woost Bearden 

Frederique Stenger Straley 

Alida Hopps Robinson 

Eva Alice Roberts 

Winifred Seeger Stuart 

Laurel E. Gillogly 

Kathryn Garrettson Stitt 

Irene Grant 

Louise Miles Greison* 

Nathaniel Miles, Sr. (deceased) 

Gladys Smith O'Byme 

Ethel Ank Doty 
Ernestine Jacobi Henry 
Julia Hickman Jarvis 
Martha White Johnson 
Helen Clark Kemp 
Grace M. Oberheim 

Ruth S. Foster 

Winifred Inglis Baumgartner 
Ruth Hildebrandt Fender 
Marion Hunter Gray 
L. Dell Henry, M.D. 
Agnes Collins Janssen 
Julia Cargill Stone 
Ethel Swanson 
Lois Linebarger Tappan 

Ruth Stephan Beyer' 
Helen Brewer Heckenlaible 

Ruth Chiverton 
Edna E. Gillogly 
Madge Dynes Larson 
Isabel Valentine Miller 
Janet Tarrson Oman 
Margaret McKee Damon 
Thelma Hommedew 
E. Hope Hopkins 










Lucile Whitman Schellinger 
Florence Schweizer 
Elizabeth Miles Myers 
Alice Douglas Barber 
Lois Hibbs Beck 
Laura Frazier Bjorseth 
Ruth Chrissinger Cook 
Mary Blanchard Lawrence 
Mildred Bodach Nelson 
Ruth Hunter Warren 
Alice Woodworth Crist 
Leone Wilkinson May 
Agnes Schalker Pfaff 

Julia O. Benson 
Florence Rice Bloche 
Phyllis Marschall Ferguson 
Hazel Stober Kessler 
Floy Grace Orr 
Sara Pratt Reed 
Jeannette Meredith Ryan 
Mary Branson Whitehead 
Jane Darby Compton 
Emily Klein Gidwite 
Ruth Bowman Gilpin 
Mary Alice Keighin 
Florence E. Keiser 
Dorothy J. Parker 
Virginia Daniels 
Violet Spealman Frank 
Dr. Edith McBrady 
Jeannette Butler Morello 
Beatrice Wade Roberts 
Dorothy Mershon Huber 
Dorothy Hill Moore 
Ruth Hay Preston 
Farilyn Crooker Stone 
Sophie Perry Stone* 
Marian Tallman Hartman 
Ruth E. Havens 
Katherine Mattes Laing 
Muriel Yenerick Mattox 
Elizabeth Lourie Neir 
Alice E. Palmer 
Ruth Simmons Schumacher 
Margaret Estel Shaw 
Helen Porterfield White 
Alice Fontron Holmes 
Peg Pullen Jacobson 
Frances Wright Kieser 
Margaret Sayer Lasker 
Margaret Shoemaker Lenehan 
Ellen Alspaugh Massey 
Catherine Best Merten 
Edith M. Shimmin 
Gladys L. Steven 
Ann Finley Wikoff 
Gertrude Best 

Doris M. Bragg 

Lenore Anderson Grunau 

Lira Dickerson Howard 

Margaret Keizer 

Elaine Buell Koehl 

Margaret Johnstone Kronenberg 

Brenda Wild Peterson 

Roberta Leland Rayner 

Florence Fick Sanders 

Rebecca Murdock Sprague 

Mary Evelyn Webb Stowe 

Ruth Allanson Wattleworth 

Laura Young Wells 

Audrey Huntley Werden 

Margaret Amlong Wing 

'31 Bemice Brauer Beatle 
Jeanette Puzey Belton 
Mary Coleman Ferguson 
Barbara Kleefisch Ossenfort 
Dorotha Schreiner Smith 
Sarah Fisher Tobin 
Helen Telsrow Vinall 
Grace Reynolds Watson 

'32 Louise I. Anderson 

Marjorie Sherman Burrall 

Marana Halstead Florio 

Lucile M. Gray 

Cara Keller Lambrecht 

Emily Tumbaugh 

Elaine Wallace 

Dorothy Williams Weidntan 

'33 Mary Waring Dickson 
Myra Warner Nichols 
Mildred Mershon Rosenstiel 
Tanet Zerfass Verveer 
Elizabeth Bliss Wiles 

'34 Marjorie Puterbaugh Berkshire 
Elva Jane Seavey Buell 
Helen Campbell 
Irma Lower Colehour 
Marolyn Mackemer Johnson 
Jeanne Keck 

Gwendolyn Williams McGee 
Mary Bea Dickey Mayfield 
Barbara McNab Rogers 

'35 Mary Stout Hutchens 
Marjorie O'Dea Nicol 
Virginia Blaine Perce 
Arlene Reasoner Sayre 

'36 Virginia Shilton Anderson 
Elizabeth Boldenweck 
Betty Mackemer Bradley 
Virginia Croghan 
Marelene Hostetter Evison 
Irene Shine Greenspoon 
Doris Smith Johnson 
Harriet Pious Mervis 
Veneta Switzer Piper 
Jeannette Mershon Teeter 

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Mary Ulen Wood 
'37 Nancy Boyd Aldredge 

Josephine Culver Fisher 
Kathryn Price Hall 

Ida Gumey Kelley 

Marcy Haeger McQuillan 

Mabel Turner Sommer 
'38 Ruth Rosholt Banghart 

Betty Ewald Gross 

Darrelene Cobbs Hobso.n 

Beatrice Ettinger Howard 

Jean Plummer Kies 

Virginia Portz Parr 

Alice Zier Pope 

Ellen Birkett Thiers 
'39 Marjorie Fishbein Clavey 

Mary Karlen Covey 

Norma MeCollum Easterbrook 

Mary Kay Nelson Johnson 

Bebe Iannelli Ober 

Betty Deal Ranney 
'40 Phyllis Bergeman Buss 

Joann Emerson Dormer 

Margaret Breed Gentzler 

Mary A. Hall, M.D. 

Audrey Jenkins Johnson 

Lorrine Lawyer Keast 

Marilyn Freeman Kloepping 

Elizabeth Bristol White 
'41 Marcia Ewing Alexander 

Patricia Welch Bro 

Rosamond Rosholt Capps 

■ Josephine H. Smith 
'42 Elizabeth Early Cryst 

Jeannette Hostetter Ford 

Virginia Van de Sand Irvin 

Frances Holmgren Kloft 

Moneta Morrison Martin 

LaDoris Gustaveson Popa 

Madalyn Bruns Rulin 

Ethel Behrens Runkle 

Eleanor Chrissinger Studier 

Jayne Pollock Waterman 
'43 Jacquelyn Countryman Hoganson 

Jacqueline O. Kramer 

Janet Elder Moen 

Myrtie Heinze Mohlman 

Judith Ritenour Schmidt 

Ruth Hansen Thorn 
'44 Ilene Greenberg Crane 

Wanda Phillips Decker 

June Guhl Dorathy 

Elnora Fifer Siker 

Beverly Quade Torff 

Beth Hostetter Waterman 

Mary Dix Fields Wright 
'45 Florence Nance Geist 

Frances Moulds Marquis 

Jean Osgood Nelson 

Beverly King Shulman 
'46 Barbara Smith Brunkow 

Joanne Catlin Clement 
'47 Sue Sensiba Bray 

Phyllis Bovee 

Carolyn Berkstresser Burch 

Katherine Phillips Ely 

Carol Spiermg Keaton 

LeClaire Davis Killinger 

Mary Shreffler Mack 

Joan Mohr Rasmussen 

Mary Bull Morgan 

Patricia Lahs Phillips 

Berthan Jansey Schroth 

Jenell Sisler Shirk 

Audrey Dworkus Sondel 

Paula Stewart 

Jeanne Spinti Tanner 

Marian Boddy Wight 
'48 Alida Tolman Basler 

Martha Phillips Cies 

Carolyn Voreck Collins 

Frances Gilpin Gumpper 

Amalia L. Horacek 

Lois Miller Landa 

Margaret Spengler Scott 

Maxy Malcolm Templeton 

Nancy Harkins Thompson 
'49 Jill Mickelson Foster 

Margaret Zimmerman Freeman 

Patricia Smith Hancock 

Lauren Mitchell 

Joan Swanson Scarmell 

Ann Armour Standish 

Joan Stark Talla 

Mary Council Tyler 

Rosemary Cemy Vachta 
'50 Sally Crawford Arpad 

Lois Lambrecht DeWeerd 

Mary Atchison Hansen 

Jean Hemmingson Rosheim 

Louise Van Vleet Shuster 

Harriet Kirchhoff Simpson 

Ann Matheson Wilbert 
'51 Barbara Smead Johnson 

Maxine Stock Kimmerly 

Sylvia Gamhart Nelson 

Jane Berkstresser Weissmiller 
Beverly Monson Woessner 

'52 Benjamin Gorman 

Joyce Bartlett Gorman 

Prudence Cooper Heim 

Adana L'hommedieu Hull 

Margaret Maennle Kerr ■ 

Allan E. Walter 

Carolyn Roth Wieneke 
'53 Winifred Vanderwalker Bondareff 

Margaret Spalding Booth 

Arthur A. Hilgartj Jr. 

Franklin C. Johnson, M.D. 

Collan B. Kneale 

Jerome Kristian 

Mary Jeanes Kristian 

Edith Dymond Overlease 

Si Reynolds 

Stephen W. Rowe 

Joberta Beauchamp Underwood 

Charles A. Werner 
'54- Peter Amberg 

Terry Satinover Fagen 

Harold F. Finn 

Karen Krueger Finn 

Judith Itow Hata 

Daniel E. Huntwork 

James A. Kelly 

Marjorie Weist Kelly 

Janet Lippincott Kneale 

Diane Dahlberg Nedved 

C. Howard Nichols 

Daniel H. Perlman 

Ruth Sanford Seirz 

Anadel Snyder 

Rev. Rexford J, Styzens 

Donald M. Switz, M.D. 
'55 Margaret Goetz Atkinson 

Anthony G. Finder, M.D. 

David Gochman 

Rev. John Gregg 

Gladys Horton 

John M. Hubbard 

Barbara Yeaman Jensen 

Richard Johnson 

Kent Karohl 

Ruth Brockman Karohl 

Richard Klemm 

Susan Abbott Myers 

Rev. R. Lee Page 

Charles Pak, M.D. 

Toby Rosenberg Simon 

David Stueckemann 

Sybil Lane Styzens 
'56 Roger Burke 

Philip Dahlberg 

Nancy Moulton Dahlberg 

Donald A. Davidson 

Jon Edensword 

Elinor Frye Fankhauser 

Marilyn Goldsmith Harris 

Ilah Bjorklund Hartung 

Richard Hartung 

Susannah Mertens Lerner 

Robert Lerner 

Robert Long 

Martin Maclntyre, D.D.S. 

Alan Washburn 

'57 Steven Fishkin 

Morris Friedell 

Linda Krueger MacLachlan 

Michael MuIIin 

Edward W. Walbridge 

John Wold 
'58 David J. Braudwell 

Eileen Freeman Brennan 

Rosalind Conklin 

Ann Pollack Fishkin 

Gail Geisman 

Charles Goldman 

Barbara Randall Long 

James W. Ryan 

Janet Gibstein Terner 

Betsey Sellner Whitman 
'59 EUida Ryan Earnhart 

Curtis E. George 

Beatrice Hill Gustafson 

Michael Heyman 

John Keohane 

Stephen Kiblinger 

Dana Van Epps Peterson 

Barbara Dill Swietek 

Erik Wemes 
'60 Reuben E. Chapman 

Frances H. Colehour 

Robert Lehman. 

Carol Bruch Myers 

James Papandrea 

Glenn Schwartz 

J. Allen Soderlund 

Michael T. Vaughan 

Charles Walbridge 

Ruth Walbridge 

Alice Crouse Wisk 
'61 Barbara J. Bowman 

Daniel Gooze 

Edmund Foster Hoskin 

Karen Niles Hoskin 

Rev. David L, Hyndman 

Robert O. Keohane 

John Martin 

Mary Olive Sellner 

Oliver O. Stanchfield IV 

Michael L. Vitale 

Patricia Long Wernes 

Rasa Zicmanis 
'62 Andrew Crow 

Frances Sniffen Crow 

Karen Anne Fielding 

Julie Hunt Gloede 

Ralph A. Hanson 

Edward W. Jochim, Jr. 

Frank Kneussl 

Sarah Ann Wright Keohane 

Joy Ibsen Martin 

Virginia Melichar 

Charles E. Norris 

Lucija Petersons Walbridge 

Phyllis Martin Styles 

Ann Walbridge 
'63 Ken Anton 

Thomas R. Atkinson 

Webb C, Ball 

Theodore Century 

Trudy Heller Century 

Don R. Dickinson 

Oliver Easterwood 

William Ehrlich 

Gaye Gilbert 

Richard Gloede 

Geoffrey Goldsmith 

Jean Andre Jones 

Arlene Myers Kadie 

Carl Kadie 

Joseph Kubalek 

Lois Larson 

Robert McNattin 

Barbara K. Miles 

Daniel Natale 

Judith Reber Natale 

Newton S. Noble III 

Ann Hoskins Noble 

Ruth Kingery Noble 

Sydney Roberta Rose 

James L. Sherman 

Paul W. Styles, Jr. 
'64 Catherine Hoebel Bain 

Philip Bain 

Robert R. Bennett 

Michael Day 

Conway G. Ivy 

Dorothy Daggett Olson 

Nancy S. Rotecki 

Thomas R. Schroder 

Randley A. Smith 





Cleo Lamb Banter 
Alice Braunlich 

Kenneth Bro 
Rachel Fuller Brown 
Ellen L. Burnap 
Natalie Dupuis 
Jane M. Eby 
Mrs. Robert Johnson 
DeWitt M. Kelley 
Harold E. Kirkby 
John L. McKenney 
Florence Lowden Miller 
Mrs. Peter Okkelberg 
J. Bennet Olson 
Mary Edith Runyan 
Ralph A. Sawyer 
Virginia Weigel 
Alice E. Whitcomb 
Mrs. F. C. Wilcox 

The name of Barbara McNab 
Rogers '34 was omitted by mis- 
take from the list of donors to 
last year's Alumni Fund pub- 
lished in the July, 1964 issue of 
the Record. We regret this over- 

'Deceased, Gift from friends, relatives or classmates as a memorial. 

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Memorial Gifts . . . 

Contributions to the 1964-65 Shimer College Alum- 
ni Fund have been made in memory of the following: 

'85 CORA COLEMAN MACKAY of Mount Carroll, 
by members of her family and friends. 

daughter, Mary Evelyn Webb Stowe '30, of Ad- 
dison, Michigan. 

Lodi, California by her daughter, Helen Brewer 
Heckenlaible 17, of Lodi. 

'94 FLORENCE TURNEY McKEE of Urbana, by 
Mary A, Nourse '99, of Washington, D. C. 

'98 VERA STEVENS CARLOCK of Los Angeles, 
California, by her daughter, Nancy E. Carlock 
of Los Angeles. 

'00 MARY DELL HALDERMAN of Mount Carroll, 
by her niece, Mary Evelyn Webb Stowe '30. A 
contribution to the Scholarship Fund in Miss 
Halderman's memory has been made by Annie 
Towert '07, Ruth Foster 15, Adalene Van Or- 
man, Helen Mackay, Dorothy Footitt and Imo- 
gene Hartwick, all of Mount Carroll. 

13 LOUISE MILES GREISON of Savanna, by her 
daughter, Susan Greison Brown of Galveston, 

'27 SOPHIE PERRY STONE of Fair Oaks, Cali- 
fornia by Dorothy Jane Hill Moore '27, of San 

LEO and FRIEDA SCHWING (music faculty 
1933-'40) by Josephine Culver Fisher, '37 of Sea- 
brook, Texas. 

Century Club . . . 

The following alumni of Shimer College are mem- 
bers of the Century Club for the year 1964-65. Mem- 
bers are those who have given $100 or more to the 

Shimer Alumni Fund during that year. 

'99 Mary A. Nourse 

'02 A. Beth Hostetter 

'08 Lela Moore Harp 

'20 Margaret McKee Damon 

'22 Laura Frazier Bjorseth 

'29 Catherine Best Merten 

'30 Gertrude Best 

'59 Stephen Kiblinger 

'60 Frances Hoover Colehour 

Nominations for Alumni Awards 

Alumni and other friends of Shimer College are 
reminded to send in their nominations for candidates 

for the Distinguished Alumni Awards to be made 
this fall. 

Awards will be given in four categories: Service 
to the College, Distinction in the Natural Sciences, 
Distinction in the Social Sciences, and Distinction 
in the Humanities. 

Award winners will be selected by a committee 
of faculty members, alumni, and friends of the col- 
lege within the near future. The winners' names, 
which will be inscribed on a large four-sided trophy, 
will be announced at Homecoming this fall. 

Send in your nominations NOW! 

Trustee Byron C, Marlowe (right) of the Smith Oil Corporation, Rock- 
ford, presents a check for $1,000 to President Mullin as a gift from 
the Gulf Oil Corporation, The Gulf gift was one of 23 corporate gifts 
totalling $13,443.00, which have been received by the College during 
the current fiscal year. This does not include a number of gifts from 
parents and alumni which were matched by corporations. 

Shimer College is also one of the Associated Colleges of Illinois to 
share in a $25,000 grant from the United States Steel Foundation. The 
contribution is unrestricted and may be used for any pressing needs of 
the institution, the Foundation stated. 

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Blackburn College 
Honors Shimer's 
President Mullin 

Again this spring, Shimer's President F. J. Mullin 
has been accorded a signal honor in recognition of 
his achievements in the field of education. 

At graduation exercises at Blackburn College in 
Carlinville on June 5 for which Dr. Mullin delivered 
the commencement address, he was awarded the 
honorary Doctor of Science degree by Dr. Robert P. 
Ludlum, president of Blackburn College. 

Last year Dr. Mullin received the University of 
Chicago Alumni Association's highest award — the 
Alumni Medal — for his success in making Shimer 
nationally recognized for its teaching excellence and 
its intellectual atmosphere. 

The citation accompanying Dr. Mullin's honorary 
degree read in part: "A native of El Paso, Texas, 
Francis Joseph Mullin received the Bachelor of Arts 
degree at the University of Missouri and the Master 
of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the 
University of Chicago. He has been a teacher at the 
Universities of Texas and Chicago, and became, suc- 
cessively, dean of students in the division of biological 
sciences, including the school of medicine, and secre- 
tary of the faculties in the University of Chicago, and 
dean and professor of physiology in the Chicago Medi- 
cal School. 

"He has been president of Shimer College since 
1954. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma 
Xi and of other scholarly and professional organiza- 
tions, and has served the National Inter-Association 
Committee on Internships, and in other important and 
responsible posts. Elected president of the Federation 
of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities in 
1964, he began a movement significantly to alter the 
nature of the Federation so as to make it more effec- 
tively the voice and representative of private higher 
education in the state. Interested always in progress 
and experimentation, he has improved the intellec- 
tual climate and greatly strengthened the College he 
heads and has vastly enlarged its enrollment and 

"He has long been a friend of Blackburn College. 
As a respected scholar, as a successful and imagina- 
tive administrative officer, Dr. Mullin is presented 
for the degree of Doctor of Science." . 

In presenting the honorary degree, Dr. Ludlum 

said, "Francis Joseph Mullin, able and creative ad- 
ministrator, scholar, leader in educational thought, 
your sister institution has long been conscious' of the 
attainments to which you have led your college and 
of your own achievements, and is glad to do you 
honor. Acting upon the authority of the Board of 
Trustees, I take much pleasure, both personally and 
officially, in conferring upon you herewith the degree 
of Doctor of Science/' 

Homecoming Weekend 

Annual Homecoming Weekend at Shimer is being 
tentatively planned for October 16-17 this fall. Mark 
your calendars now! More information will be sent 
you later. 

Jean Noble Again 
Heads County Alumni 

The Carroll County Shimer Alumni Association re- 
elected Jean M. Noble '52, of Mount Carroll as presi- 
dent at a buffet luncheon meeting in the Shimer din- 
ing room Saturday, April 24. 

Other officers elected were Richard Klemm '55, 
of Savanna, vice-president; Joan Rush Hough '51, of 
Mount Carroll, secretary; and Ruth Foster '15, Mount 
Carroll, treasurer. 

Burton Blistein, a new teaching intern in the Hu- 
manities on the Shimer faculty this year, who previ- 
ously taught art history and studio courses in sculp- 
ture at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, was 
the after-luncheon speaker. The Collegium Musicum 
furnished musical numbers, directed by Denis Cowan. 

The luncheon was a money-raising project of the 
alumni association with 50 cents of each $1.50 ticket 
going into the county scholarship fund. 

Another fund-raising effort of the county alumni 
this spring was a bake sale held in Hostetter Lounge 
on the campus May 18. Approximately $40 was 
realized from this event. 

Carroll County Alumni Association members and 
then* families joined trustees, women's board mem- 
bers, faculty, staff and students at the annual picnic 
on the Quad Saturday evening, May 29. A light rain 
which came up just as the supper started, however, 
forced the picnickers to go into the dining room. 

The occasion was climaxed by the unveiling of 
Miss Hostetter's portrait in the Lounge following the 

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Any Other "Alumni-in-Law"? 

An unusual "Matching Gift" was received 
by the Alumni Fund this spring from DeWitt 
M. Kelley of Palo Alto, California. He sent 
the following letter along with his contri- 

-- "My wife, Ida Gurney Kelley, is an alumna 
of Shimer. Your letter to her of last Decem- 
ber 9 further heightened my interest in 
Shimer. As a University of Chicago graduate 
of the 30's I have a special appreciation of 
the kind of liberal education Shimer is pro- 
viding—and mighty few other schools are. 

"Therefore, in your present campaign for 
funds from your alumni, I would like you to 
consider me as an alumnus-in-law. In this 
capacity I am writing my check for $25.00 
as additional 'seed money.' May it; too, multi- 
ply in contributions from corporations and 
foundations as they learn of the support you 
have in financing your annual budget. 


DeWitt M. Kelley" 

Shimer Trustee Heads 

<>fr -kt 1 i a *i i.i National Organization 

65 Yearbooks Available „. „ „ „, ® ■ T T :J _ 

This fall will see the publication of the first year- 
book at Shimer since the 1962 Acropolis. Because of 
fire (1963) and famine (money and editor-wise 1964) 
this publication has not materialized since. However, 
barring the above, Recondite. '65 will be ready for 
mailing in September. 

Recondite will be a photoalbum; the only copy in- 
cluded will possibly be the literary endeavors of 
some of the students. The name Recondite .was chosen 
because "we believe Shimer is recondite (esoteric; 
abstruse; beyond the pale of normal understanding; 
not to be known without careful, close, and intensive 
investigation). We hope to make Recondite Shimer 
and to capture on paper some of what makes Shimer 
recondite," said Joan Brandon, editor. 

Orders for Recondite '65, subscriptions for Recon- 
dite '66, and contributions to the general endeavor 
are being gratefully accepted. Mail orders are $5.50 
postpaid. Contributions of any amount will help. 

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Shimer College Trustee Robert J. Lavidge was 
elected this spring as president of the 12,000 member 
American Marketing Association for 1966-67. As 
president-elect, Mr. Lavidge will serve on the Associ- 
ation's executive committee beginning July 1, 1965. 

President of Elrick and Lavidge, Inc., a Chicago- 
based marketing consulting and marketing research 
firm which handles work throughout the United 
States and the free world, Mr. Lavidge was saluted 
April 28 by radio station WAIT as its "Business Man 
of the Day." 

Active in the American Marketing Association for 
many years, Mr. Lavidge served as vice president in 
charge of the Association's Marketing Research Di- 
vision in 1963-64. He is a member of the Journal of 
Marketing Research editorial board, a past president 
of the Chicago chapter, and a former general chair- 
man of the Association's national conference. 

Prior to the formation of Elrick and Lavidge, Inc. 
in 1951, Mr. Lavidge worked with the American Meat 
Institute and with Lever Brothers Company. 

He earned an undergraduate degree from DePauw 
University, Greencastle, Indiana, and a master's de- 
gree from the University of Chicago Graduate School 
of Business, both with highest honors. 

Since 1950 Mr. Lavidge has been a member of the 
Evening Division faculty of the Northwestern Univer- 
sity School of Business. He was elected to the Board 
of Trustees of Shimer College in February, 1965. 

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s c a t t e ReD family . . . 


HARPER McKEE's daughter, Martha Keehn, 
her husband, Tom, and three of their six chil- 
dren visited the campus June 4. For the past 
year the Keehns have been living with Harper 
in his home in Forest Hills, Long Island, New 
York. Prior to that the Keehn family had lived 
for eight years in India, followed by two years 
in Northern Rhodesia, Africa where Mr. Keehn 
was the U. S. A. I. D. representative. One of 
Harper's twenty grandchildren, Rebecca McKee, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McKee of 
Lafayette, California, is enrolled at Shimer for 
the coming year as an early entrant. In a letter 
to the Admissions office she said, "I have a 
special interest in Shimer College as my great- 
grandfather, William Parker McKee, was presi- 
dent there for many years." 


The Alumni office has received copies of 
two early Shimer documents from Miss 
Helen Biggers of Oklahoma City, daughter 
of the late Emma DeVoe Biggers (Shimer 
'90). One was a program for the art stu- 
dents' exhibit at Mt. Carroll Seminary dated 
June 4, 1889. Students whose work was on 
display were Miss Frank Coleman, Miss 
Emma DeVoe, Miss Mollie Eastabrooks, 
Miss Cora Lewis, Miss Pella Parkinson, Miss 
Anna Pease, Miss Hattie Weber and Miss 
Edith Wherritt. 

The other document was a pamphlet en- 
titled, "Endowment," and was printed in 
1888. It said, in part, "Mrs. Shimer, wish- 
ing to see the institution to which she has 
given 35 years in founding and rearing, 
placed on a basis that shall secure its per- 
petuity, as it cannot be in the hands of an 
individual, or other than an organization 
that has by succession perpetuity, and also 
wishing that the Seminary may be made a 
college of high grade, that will be to the 
West what Vassar, Wellesley or Smith is to 
the East, proposes to donate the seminary 
property to the "Baptist Women's College 
Society," aided by the "Teachers, Students 
and Friends of the Mt. Carroll Seminary in- 
corporated." The condition of the donation 
is that not less than $100,000, as the begin- 
ning of an endowment fund, shall be raised 
to sustain and carry forward this work when 
it passes out of her hands." 

Miss Biggers also sent the Alumni office 
24 photographs of students who attended 
"Shimer" during the 1880's, and of Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. Hazzen, art teacher Miss 
Slee, and Mrs. Deneen, wife of Governor 

"Mother first attended Mount Carroll 
Seminary in the fall of 1883. Then, for 
financial reasons, she returned home to New 
York for a few years. She then returned to 
Seminary and finished in 1890," wrote Miss 
Biggers. "I wonder if i.t would be of interest 
to the Alumni to know that at the time 
Mother attended Seminary the hourly wage 
for work was 10 cents per hour. Mother 
financed her education by working, mostly 
in the dining room, at 10 cents an hour. 
It took from three to ten or more hours to 
buy a book. Mrs. Shimer had such a won- 
derful influence on her girls. Mother used 
to say, 'Much of what I am I owe to Mrs. 
Shimer.' " 



Writes, "I was filled with nostalgia when I 
looked at the cover of the Record which showed 
part of the campus in early spring. It took me 
back many years to 1907-1911 when my sister 
and I, then living in Peoria, were students 
there. I often see BECKY MURDOCK 
SPRAGUE '30 at our Delta Gamma School 
for Visually Handicapped Children.. While we 

were not at school at the same time, we often 
reminisce about our school days there. DANA 
WILCOX HAZEN '10, whom I visited in Port- 
land, Oregon last summer, has been in Europe 
with her husband from December to early May. 
Their granddaughter has been at the University 
of Pavia in Itlay this past year." 


Nebraska writes, "I simply can't believe that 
our class of '16 will soon have its fiftieth anni- 
versary. Where have all those years gone? I'm 
always so happy to have news of my Shimer 
friends and their families. Each Christmas 
RUTH FOSTER sends news of Shimer on her 
Christmas card and it sounds as though things 
are going well with you. My granddaughter and 
family live here; our oldest son lives in Colo- 
rado Springs where he is with NOR AD; our 
youngest is with Educational Testing Service in 
Berkeley, California. Both Colorado Springs and 
Berkeley are lovely places to visit. My best 
wishes to Miss Hostetter and all of you." 


The following letter from HELEN A. 
fornia was so delightful we are quoting it 
in full: 

"I read through the last copy of the Shimer 
Record with a great deal of interest. It is in- 
credible to realize that it is now nearly fifty 
years since the 1916-17 school year my sister 
and I spent there. I was not quite 13 when I 
came to 'Frances Shimer School' as an academy 
freshman from a small college town in Mon- 
tana. I have many indelible memories of that 
year. This was Miss Pollard's first year at the 
school, and I had the great good fortune to 
have Glee Hastings as my algebra teacher. Miss 
Morrison was the stiff and starchy dean who 
lectured us on our manners and misdemeanors 
every Monday morning. 

"I wonder if anyone who lived in West Hall 
that year will forget the Hughes- Wilson presi- 
dential election, and the sheet banners hung 
from the windows, proclaiming loyalty to our 
favorite candidate. Or how when a tug-of-war 
developed over one of these bed sheet ban- 
ners, which was pulled partly into one of the 
girls' rooms and the door shut on it, a teacher 
had to resolve the 'war' by taking scissors and 
cutting the sheet in two! 

"We Democrats who had supported Wood- 
row Wilson were quite crestfallen when Dean 
McKee announced (with- satisfaction) in chapel 
the day after the election that Charles Evans 
Hughes was the winner. However, later elec- 
tion returns changed the picture, and we had 
our chance to crow over the Republicans. 

"Who could forget the waffle parties at 
Katy's? Or marching two - by two in a group 
down the street to church on Sunday, or to 
town on an occasional Monday? There, our 
errands dutifully attended to, we could stop at 
the drug store for those long anticipated banana 
splits before marching home again. 

"Another memorable occasion was the 
Founder's Day picnic, with its scary walk 
across the swaying little suspension bridge to 
the thrill of exploring the fearsome blackness 
and winding passages of the cave. 

"It makes me sad to realize that with the 
TON '18 three or four years ago, and my sister, 
GERTRUDE BREWER '17 in December, 
1963, I am no longer in touch with anyone 
with whom I can still say, 'Do you remember 
when — ?' 

"Only once in the intervening years have I 
been in Mount Carroll. I spent an hour or two 
on the campus in 1940. However, I have been 
delighted to follow all the developments at 
Shimer College, and am proud of her achieve- 

"Many great changes have come to Shimer 
in the years since those days, and still greater 
changes since my mother, MABEL GERTRUDE ■ 

BOOTH BREWER graduated from 'Mount 
Carroll Seminary' in 1894. She had known 
HOSTETTER, as did we." 


JUDY WILLIAMS LONG has recovered 
from injuries she received in an auto accident 
in 1961 and is working as a receptionist and 

bookkeeper in a doctor's office in Marysville, 
Washington. Her son is with the Testor's 
Chemical Compny in Rockford, Illinois after 
receiving his degree in chemistry from Northern 
Illinois University, DeKalb. Judy .has two 
grandchildren, Dulcie, 6, and. Bobby, 4. 


apolis entertained some of the Shimer alumni 
from her city in her home June 12. ELLIDA 
RYAN EARNHART '59 and her husband, 
'62, and her husband, Randall, were present. 


VELMA DICKSON is chairman of the Art 
department of Downers Grove high schools. 
Her sister, DOROTHY '33, is a music super- 
visor in several grade schools there, 

husband, Brig. Gen. J. H. Rothschild, (recently 
retired) were visitors on campus June 21 and 
enjoyed a reunion with Phyllis' Latin teacher 
of 37 years ago, A. Beth Hostetter, in the 
Alumni office. The Rothschilds had just come 
from attending the 35th reunion of- Gen. 
Rothschild's class at West Point and the 25th 
anniversary observance of the receipt . of his 
master's degree at M. I. T. They were en- 
route to the west coast on the last lap of a trip 
around the world which began last September. 
They planned to visit their son, Ronald, who 
is attending summer school at Whittier Col- 
lege, Whittier, California after a stay in San 
Francisco and then go on to Tempe, Arizona 
for the winter. Phyllis gave us the address of 
who had been in our "lost" file for many years 
and now lives in Downey, California. One of 
this year's graduates, KATHLEEN FILSON, 
of Phoenix, Arizona was influenced in choos- 
ing to come to Shimer by Phyllis a few years 


Arizona enclosed a note to Miss Hostetter with 
her check for the Alumni Fund. She wrote, 
"We are always interested in hearing of Shimer 
and were delighted with the article in the 
April 12 Newsweek. Shimer certainly gave me 
a fine academic foundation and I have always 
been a bit sorry that our daughter, Felicia, 
wasn't able to have some part of her educa- 
tion there. She is having a most interesting and 
enriching experience just now; after graduating 
from our University of Arizona here last sum- 
mer (with honors and membership in Delta 
Phi Alpha, national German honorary, and Phi 
Kappa Phi honor society) she is now doing 
graduate work in Germany at the University 
of Munich. You may remember that I attended 
the University of Geneva in Switzerland after 
graduating from Shimer. So perhaps she in- 
herits her interest from me, although certainly 
it seems the whole world is traveling todayl" 

burg Beach, Florida has a daughter who will 
be a senior at the University of Wisconsin this 
fall, and a son, Bruce, who is back in Syra- 
cuse, the Rayners' former home, working in 
electronics after finishing at Brown University. 
Roberta writes, "Shimer memories are still very 
dear to my heart." 


tier, California sent news of her family for the 
Record. Her husband, W. F. Burrall, is em- 
ployed at Autonetics in Anaheim, California. 
Their daughter, Peggy, is married and lives in 
Carlsbad, California, Another daughter, Su- 
zanne, will be a junior at California Western 
University in San Diego, majoring in Fine 
Arts, and their son, Steven, will enter sixth 
grade in September. Marjorie keeps busy with 
P.T.A., alumni groups, church, and is learn- 
ing to play the organ, which she loves. 



Grove, chairman of the Alumni Fund drive 
there this year, has been working for four years 
for an insurance agent there. Their son will- 
be a senior at Georgetown University this fall 
and their daughter, a freshman at Iowa State 
University at Ames. 


Ohio writes, "Although I was only at Shinier 
one year it was one of much happiness and 
fond memories. I have a son, a sophomore at 
the University of Colorado at Boulder, and 
another son entering Ohio University at 


is Evanston-North Shore president of Phi Mu 
music sorority and is active in the Service 
Club. She has a voice studio in the Fine Arts 
building in Chicago's Loop. 


of a dentist in Traverse City, Michigan. 


BETTY DEAL of Springfield wrote to tell 
us she has been Mrs. Glen Ranney for several 
years and lives in Evansville, Indiana. She said 
some friends visited Shinier at Easter time and 
were "very favorably impressed with Shimer, 
especially the procedure in the classroom." 

MARY BIRKETT HUBER of Peoria has a 
part-time afternoon and evening job as a 

ELOISE KIVLAN of Glenview writes, "I 
am sorry I won't be able to work on the 
Alumni Fund drive. I have my own business, 
and it, plus my family, keeps me too busy to 
participate. I loved Shimer and think it is now 
a wonderful college. Am also very happy to 
see how well it is doing. I am proud of it, as 
are my two sisters, POLLY KIVLAN O'GRADY 
'38, and BETTY KIVLAN VOSS '41, who are 
also Shimer graduates." 


Wisconsin recently lost her brother, Philip G. 
White, 38, of Madison who died unexpectedly 
May 30 at home. Mr. White, who held bache- 
lor's, master's, and doctor's degrees in bac- 
teriology from the University of Wisconsin, was 
attending the university to obtain an educa- 
tion degree. He was to have taught biology 
at Van Hise Junior high school (Madison) this 
fall. He formerly was associated with Ameri- 
can Scientific Laboratories. He is survived by 
his wife, a daughter, his parents, two sisters 
and a brother. 


"JOSIE" SMITH of Chicago and ELIZA- 
BETH BOLDENWECK '36 of Winnetka at- 
tended the S. Richter piano concert May 23 
jn Orchestra Hall. Josie does volunteer service 
for Northwestern University's medical clinics 
in Chicago. Last year she also did volunteer 
work at the central reception desk in the Sher- 
man House during Charles Percy's campaign 
for governor of Illinois. A Shimer reunion was 
being planned by Josie for July 9 at the Chi- 
cago Athletic Club. Guests were to include 
husband of Whitticr, California who were 
visiting relatives in Chicago, Kenneth and PAT 
WELCH BRO '41 of Winnetka, and GLORIA 
ERICKSON CARTER '41 and her husband of 

band, Arthur Carter, Jr., an accountant for 
Field Enterprises in Chicago, live in suburban 
Skokie. Their son, Scott, graduated from eighth 
grade in June. The Carters visited JAYNE 
POLLOCK WATERMAN '42 and her family 
in North Palm Beach, Florida this spring. 

Mrs, Medard Welch of Winnetka, mother of 
PAT WELCH BRO, was the honored guest of 
the woman's board of the Chicago Art Insti- 
tute at a meeting April 26. The occasion was 
the dedication of the junior museum's audi- 
torium in memory of Mrs. Welch's mother, the 

late Emily Snyder Price. Mrs. Welch, who was 
accompanied by her daughter, Pat, donated 
the funds for the auditorium. She is a member 
of the Winnetka Community Associates of the 
institute. MRS. NEWTON S. NOBLE of Bar- 
rington, a member of the Women's Board of 
Shimer College, is president of the Community 
Associates project of the Chicago Art Institute 
and took part in the program at the April 26 
meeting. PAT WELCH BRO and her husband, 
Kenneth, of Winnetka vacationed in Florida 
and the Bahamas this past winter. 


New York was a visitor on the Shimer campus 
early in May. 


from Vandenburg AFB, California to Annan- 
dale, Virginia. 

AUDREY DeCOU BERRY, formerly of 
Woodbine, Iowa now lives in San Francisco. 


MARGARET FISHER of Dubois, Wyoming 
is now Mrs. Charles Steward and lives in 

Redwood City, California. 


PAT MOORE has returned to her parents' 
home in Fort Thomas, Kentucky after two 
years in Los Angeles. On March 9, 1965, 

while still in Los Angeles, she underwent an 
emergency appendectomy. Earlier in the win- 
ter, Pat spent an afternoon with MARGARET 
Monica. JANET LAVEN MORRIS '49 of 
Canoga Park, who works in a real estate office, 
was unable to join them. 

LAUREN MITCHELL and his family moved 
in April from their home in Thomson to 
Macomb, Illinois where, he is with the Hub- 
bard Milling Company in the feed division 
as a territory manager, 

SHIRLEY SWANSON DYE of Rockford has 
been busy this spring directing a P.T.A. talent 
show, organizing a Bible school for 250, serv- 
ing as a chief election judge, and bowling, 

vited other Santa Monica alumni to her home 
for lunch in April during the Alumni Fund 
drive for which she was chairman in her city. 
BRUNS RULIN '42 were the only ones able to 
attend. However, Margaret heard from the 
others by mail or by phone, and discovered 
that another Shimer alumna, VIRGINIA SHIL- 
TON ANDERSON '36 works for the same com- 
pany as Margaret's husband. 

is treasurer of both Elmhurst Panhellenic and 
the auxiliary of Illinois Children's Home and 
Aid Society. She also does volunteer work 
four days a month at the Elmhurst hospital, 
one day a month at a charitable re-sale shop 
and volunteer work when needed at I.C.H. 
and A.'s Chicago office. During the spring 
elections she campaigned for the re-election 
of their mayor and the park board incumbents. 
Her husband was in the District 46 caucus 
and is a church Deacon so they were both 
involved in the school board elections as well 
as church activities. Their daughter, Maureen 
is a fifth grader, and their son, Michael is 
three, and daughter Kerry Elizabeth, six 
months. Rosemary is not only an alumna of 
Shimer, but of the University of Illinois School 
of Journalism, and DePaul University Gradu- 
ate School. Her social sorority and two honor- 
aries also claim her allegiance. 

MARY and ANN LADISH, twin sisters of 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have both been married 
for several years. Mary is now Mrs. Thomas 
Buscher of Glenview and Ann is Mrs. John P. 
Gabor of Rockford. 


Iowa, her husband and their four sons— Jeff, 
11; Tom, 8; Mark, 7; and Corey, 5-visited 
the campus in January. "It brought back many 
happy memories, and my family was very 
favorably impressed 1" wrote Mary, who was 

chairman of the Alumni Fund drive this year 
in Waterloo. 


PRISCILLA MARIS is now Mrs. William 

Y. Wieck. She and her husband live in Mar- 
shall, Illinois. 


CHARLES WERNER of LaGrange Park, 
who is with Alexander Grant and Company, 

Certified Public Accountants, in Chicago writes, 
"I continue to hear only the best about Shimer. 
My wife, Rhea, and I hope to have some time 
soon to visit the campus and see all the visible 
progress you have made." 

JOSEPH MIDLER of Tucson, Arizona is 
studying at the University of Wisconsin. 


ABEL M. SCHWARTZ was recently ap- 
pointed to the technical office of Sika Chemi- 
cal Corporation of St. Louis. He began his as- 
sociation with Sika's Technical Service Depart- 
ment in 1963 after having been connected 
with Thiokol Chemical Corporation. Abel 
served from 1954 to 1958 with the U. S. Coast 
Guard in the U. S., Canada and Europe. After 
his service with the Coast Guard he took 
specialized courses at Tulane University and 
Newark College of Engineering. He and his 
wife, the former Barbara Anne Boesche of 
Boonton, New Jersey, have four children. 

Angeles writes, "Just received the April edition 
of the Shimer Record and I became so nostalgic 
that I wanted to say 'hello' to you and through 
you, to the 'Gang'." Richard completed intern- 
ship in San Francisco and this June completed 
a radiology residency in Cedars of Lebanon 
Hospital in Hollywood. After September 1 he 
and his wife will move to San Antonio, Texas 
for two years where he will be on the staff 
of the X-ray department at Brooke General 
Hospital while serving his two years in the 
Army. Richard said he would appreciate hear- 
ing from his old friends and added that he 
would have room both in Los Angeles and in 
Texas for overnight or weekend visitors. He 
asked for addresses of several of his former 
classmates but the Alumni office was unable 
to furnish them for Norman Wilson, Lorrie 
Richardson and Adrienne Hargrove. If anyone 
knows their whereabouts, please notify the 
Alumni office. 


ROBERT KRYL, who has served as one of 
the co-chairmen for the 1964-65 Alumni Fund 
drive in Chicago, is employed by Sales Con- 
sultants, a firm of placement specialists for 
sales personnel, with offices at 332 South 
Michigan Avenue, Chicago. 

band have both been students at the University 
of California at Davis this year. Barbara writes, 
"Both my husband and I believe in the type 
of education Shimer provides. Because . at 
Shimer I learned not to ASSUME anything 
until I had gathered all the facts, my husband 
teases me about by degree in 'non assumption'." 



JAMES RYAN is on the general auditing 
staff of Amalgamated Trust and Savings Bank 
sit Dearborn and Monroe streets in Chicago. 

DALE B. DUBIN, M.D. was graduated June 
14, 1965 from Indiana University School of 
Medicine. Dale is living in Indianapolis. 


BRIAN BOYER of Western Springs is presi- 
dent of the recently formed Chicago Poets and 
Writers Foundation, which sponsored as its 
first cultural contribution to Chicago the ap- 
pearance of the 1959 Pulitzer Prize poet, 
W. D. Snodgrass, Friday evening, June 4 in 
the auditorium of the National Design Center 
in Marina City, The Foundation and its found-, 
ers were the subject of a column by Herman 
Kogan in the Chicago Daily News' Panorama 
of May 29. Purpose of the Foundation is to 
"establish a greater sense of fellowship and 
communication between Chicago writers and 

band live in Chicago. Barbara formerly lived 
in Arlington Heights. ■ 


DAVID JUDD is working for General Elec- 
tric and lives in North White Plains, N. Y. 

RICHARD MEDDISH and his wife, Donna, 
of Lake Oswego, Oregon were in San Fran- 
cisco in April for a convention of the Ameri- 
can College Union Association. Dick is on the 
Dean of Students' staff at Portland State Uni- 
versity, responsible for all student organiza- 
tions. Dick and his wife visited one night dur- 
ing the convention with CAROL BRUCH 
MYERS and her husband in Millbrae, Cali- 
fornia. YORK RENTS CH and his wife, the 
former JOANNA DALDORF, of Sunnyvale, and 
ERIK WERNES and his wife, the former 
PATRICIA LONG, of San Francisco were also 
at the get-together. The Meddishes spent one 
night with the Wemeses at the end of the 

CAROL BRUCH MYERS and her husband, 
Jack, of Millbrae, YORK and JOANNA DALL- 
DORF RENTSCH of Sunnyvale, and VERNON 
FORGUE "62, and his wife of Oakland helped 
ERIK and PAT LONG WERNES move into 
their new home in San Francisco April 24. 


BARBARA IRELAND graduated from Ben- 
nington College, Vermont in December, 1963 
and in June of this year received her Master 
of Arts degree at the University of Chicago. 
She was married June 20, 1964 to Winston 
Satterlee, a graduate of Williams College, 
whom she met while attending Bennington. 
The wedding took place in Bond Memorial 
Chapel at the University of Chicago. Winston 
is a junior in the Indiana University Medical 
School in Indianapolis. For a while Barbara 
worked in the psychiatric clinic at the medical 
center. Since completing her work for her ad- 
vanced degree she has been doing work in the 
anti-poverty program, such as teaching ele- 
mentary school subjects to adults who did not 
complete school and cannot obtain jobs be- 
cause they are illiterate and lack basic math 
skills, etc. Barbara and her husband live in 
Indianapolis and often see MARY JO MC- 
CARTHY SMITH and her. husband, Randy. 


husband, Randy, %vho is employed by the 
Arnold Palmer Company in Indianapolis, are 
spending a "golf-oriented" summer, according 
to a letter from Mary Jo to the Alumni office. 
"We both play often," she wrote, "and I am 
in a ladies' league. Next week we will attend 
the '500' Festival Golf Tournament, and of 
course the 500 mile race. In June, we are 
going to St. Louis for the National Open Golf 
Tournament, Needless to say, we are both en- 
listed in 'Arnie's Army'~Randy is a General, 
and I'm a WAC1 I do a small amount of sub- 
stitute teaching in the high schools here, 
primarily English and history. We are expect- 
ing our first baby early in October, and are 
both terribly excited about that. For the time 
being, we have two toy poodles, Amie and 
Amy. They both enjoy living in the country, 
as do we. We are about 15 miles north of 
downtown Indianapolis, and have the advant- 

ages of the city as well as those of Zionsville. 
The town is a reconstructed 'Colonial Village' 
and is quite interesting. I hope that it won't 
be another three years before I contribute more 
news. I enjoy reading about those who were 
at Shimer when I was so much. If it isn't too 
much trouble, could you send me a list of 
names and addresses of Shimer alums in this 
area? Barb (Ireland Satterlee) and I both think 
it would be fun to have a get-together with 
them, and meet some who were there before 
we were. If there are enough, we may even 
start a chapter to give Carroll County some 

ALICE GARLAND is a student nurse in 

Phoenix, Arizona. 

WILLIAM McCULLOCH was commissioned a 
second lieutenant in the U. S. Army May 13 
in Denver where lie had been stationed for the 
past year and a half with the Medical Service 
Corps at Fitzsimmons General Hospital. While 
in Denver, Lt. McCulloch was involved in high 
altitude adaptation and body composition 
studies with the U. S. Army Medical Research 
and Nutrition Laboratory. Since going off 
active duty in January, 1965 he worked part 
time at the University of Colorado School of 
Medicine. Lt. McCulloch visited the campus 
May 17 enroute to Chicago to spend a month's 
leave. He recalled having worked here for 
David Weiser in the science department for 
five months after receiving his B. S. degree in 
June, 1961. 


LANCE R. BARNES of Peoria is attending 
Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa. 

MACYL A, BURKE, JR. of Dallas, Texas is 

attending the University of Texas. 


SYDNEY ROBERTA ROSE of Chicago, who 

works for the advertising firm of Batten, Bar- 
ton, Durstine and Osbom, served as one of 
the three co-chairmen for the Alumni Fund 
drive in Chicago. She and the other co-chair- 
'55 visited the campus May 8 and 9 and at- 
tended a performance of "Oedipus Rex" by 
the Green Curtain Club, 

PAM O'LEARY of Dowagiac, Michigan has 
been attending Western Michigan University. 

has been attending the University of New 

Mexico lives in Albuquerque. 


Cleveland, Ohio and Miss Elise Hurd of Lake 
Forest were married May 23, 1965 in St. Paul's 
Episcopal church, Chestertown, Maryland. Dr. 
Switz was graduated from the Ecole Lemania 
of Lausanne, Switzerland, Carleton College and 
the University of Chicago Medical School. He 
is a resident in internal medicine at Western 
Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland, The 
bride is a graduate of the Garrison Forest 
School and Smith College. 

I. GERRARD, both of the class of '62, were 
married February 8, 1964 in the University of 
Chicago chapel. They are living in Chicago 
where Donald is a student at Roosevelt Uni- 

novia, N. Y. and FRANCIS LAWRENCE 

DAWSON of Poughquog, N. Y., both of the 
class of '63, were married December 19, 1964 
in St. Peters Episcopal church, Cazenovia. 
They are making their home at Camden, N. Y. 
where both are teaching— Beth the fifth grade 
and advanced math to sixth graders, and Larry 
in the high school at Camden. They visited 
friends at Shimer April 20. 

Iowa and LLOYD MEL BOWLUS of Chicago, 

both of the class of '63, were married June 19 
in Guttenberg. Jann attended Montana State 
University after leaving Shimer, and her hus- 
band continued his education at Southern 
Illinois University. 

Iowa and DANIEL R. NATALE of Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island, both of the class of '63, 
were married February 12, 1965 in Washing- 
ton, D. C. Dan attended the State University 
of Iowa after leaving Shimer and is now teach- 
ing modem math in Parkside Junior high 
school in Manassas, Virginia. Judith writes they 
are living in a log cabin in the woods of 

LYNN GUSTAVSON '65 of Wonder Lake, 

Arlington, Viriginia were married June 5, 1965 
in the Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago. Attending 
the bride were SUSAN LATHAM of St. Paul, 
Minnesota, a current student at Shimer, and 
Grove. The newlyweds are living at 2747 East 
Augusta Street, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, 
Maryland where Lt. Easterwood is stationed. 
Lynn plans to teach this fall. 

SCHEN of Houston, Texas, both of the class of 
'65, were married July 1, 1965 in Phoenix. 


'55 of Wilmette announce the birth of a son, 
Thomas Charles, April 19, 1965. The Atkin- 
sons . also have a five-year-old daughter, 
Carolyn Anne. 

ORTCIGER '64 of Berwyn are parents of a 
son, Edward Guy, born May 6, 1965. 

Mr. and Mrs. DONALD A. DAVIDSON '56 

of Jamaica, New York are parents of a daugh- 
ter, Phyllis Joy, born October 16, 1964 in 
New York. 


of Mount Carroll are parents of a daughter, 
Kathleen Elizabeth, bom June 1, 1965. 

HANS and KARIN BUHRMANN, physical 
education instructors at Shimer, are parents of 
a daughter, Kristin, born May 4, 1965. The 
Buhrmanns also have a son, Rolfe, 3. 


Carroll, died unexpectedly in her home June 
14, 1965. Miss Haldermaa was the last mem- 
ber of one of Mount Carroll's pioneer families. 
Her grandfather, Nathaniel H. Halderman, 
came to this locality in 1840 and helped lay 
out the town of Mount Carroll. He donated the 
land and erected the building for the first 
courthouse, free of charge. He also was largely 
instrumental in the moving of the courthouse 
from Savanna, where it was originally located, 
to Mount Carroll, thus making Mount Carroll 
the county seat. Later, he formed a company 
with John Rinewalt and David Emmert and 
built the first grist mill in 1841. 

Miss Halderman was bom Sept. 29, 1879, 
the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary McCoy 
Halderman. She is survived by two nephews, 
H. A. Webb of Rantoul and R. E. Webb of 
Chicago, and one niece, Mary Evelyn Webb 
(Mrs. Clayton) Stowe of Addison, Michigan, 
a 1930 Shimer graduate. 


Port Clinton, Ohio died in 1961. 


DONNA KLEWER of Crystal Lake died 
early in 1965. 


castle, Indiana died in 1965. 

MISS ETHEL BAKER of Richmond, Vir- 
ginia, who taught English at Shimer from 
1928 to 1931, died in 1965. 



Mount Carroll, Illinois 

Return Requested 

Entered as second-class 
matter at Mount Carroll, 
Illinois, January 20, 1954 

MR, f. J. KUttJW 



Lost Alumni . . . 

The Alumni Office will appreciate any information as to the whereabouts of the following Shimer alumni 
whose addresses on file are no longer correct: 


Myrtle Ballard Ketcham 


Harriet Hersey Higginson 


Lila Heineman Terry 


Genevieve Maurer Tagney 


Ann Blanche Grimes 


Virginia Harrington Windham 


Camellia Evans 

Mary Ann O'Boyle Gazlay 

Mary Alice Leslie Hurtt 

Dorothy Smith Hooker 


Elizabeth Henszey Owers 

Virginia Burnett 
Mildred Applegate Pfaff 
Audrey Sharp Stephens 


Lucille Hamilton Moller 

Jeanette Rotzler 

Mary J. Steadley 


Betsey Johnson Jacobsen 

Verona Zilisch Wright 


Elizabeth Perry Lange 
Marcella White Geer 


Joyce Lipman Miller 


Evelyn Surland 
Madge Jean Games Jones 


Patricia Boyle Herbert 


Jeanne Gensheimer 


Suzanne Selecman Adams 
Georgia Wilson Steers 


Carolyn Piper Whitlock 


Leah Thorpe Tarleton 


Lyle Gardner 


Harold Zapolsky 


Stephen Abrams 
Jo Ann Robbin 


Adrian Lanzilottie 


Stephen J. Dobyns 
Cynthia Fleming 


Jay Sheldon Distenfield 

Anthony Durham 

Gerald Galler 

Walter M. Sheldon, Jr. 


Robert Bezjian 

Larry Cable 

Michael Donohue 

Martha Fuller 

Jon Harold Hardie 

Daniel Ozelis 

Phyllis Westberg 


Eric Thorson 


Charles H. Schiebel